On May 17, NATO’s service members hit by a mine explosion at a Ukrainian minefield in Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported, quoting sources of the DPR operational command.
Avdiivka in a town controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, near a contact line with forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
“According to our intelligence data, today during a visit of the line of contact, NATO soldiers accompanied by Ukrainian forces near Avdiivka, The Armed Forces of Ukraine brought guests into their minefield, where a car with foreigners was blown up by a land mine”, a source from DPR command said.
The source pointed out that three NATO’s service members from Canada died, two more from the US were injured. Three service members of Ukrainian forces were also injured, according to the information provided by sources.